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The Evolving Structure of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

By: Erin Decker, Director, Cleantech Client Management, Schneider Electric.
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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

Schneider Electric Asks: What Does it Mean to be a Climate Leader in 2020?

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A new year, in a new decade, calls for a new approach to climate leadership. The year 2020 is an inflection point for climate action. It’s a year in which many companies seek to achieve interim carbon reduction goals in line with the Paris Agreement, and are looking to chart a course for even more ambitious goals over the coming decade.

Black & Veatch: Reliability, Efficiency and Resiliency Drive Utilities’ Grid Modernization Efforts

New Strategic Directions Report explores the critical role of data and advanced communications systems in delivering the grid of the future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 21, 2020/3BL Media/ – Data is poised to tell the story of our utility systems. But are we ready to listen?

Communication Networks Are Key to Delivering the Grid of the Future

New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
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Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).

Smithfield Foods Generates Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater to Power North Carolina Communities

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

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New partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio to Benefit Thousands of Homes and Businesses

Clean Energy Act Will Ensure Virginia is a Leader in the Net-Zero Emissions Future

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December 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres welcomes new clean energy legislation unveiled this week by Virginia lawmakers to transform the electricity grid and ensure Virginia leads the way in the transition to a net-zero emissions future.

Battery Project Will Stabilize Solar Power

Alliant Energy installs its first utility-scale battery storage system
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WELLMAN, Iowa – December 12, 2019 – /3BL Media/ – A utility-scale battery in rural Wellman is helping Alliant Energy meet the needs of its customers, while also avoiding a rebuild of the local energy grid.

“Battery storage has the potential to be a more cost-effective way to modernize the grid to meet the demands of our customers, “says J.P. Brummond, Vice President of Business Planning. 

Report: State of the European Renewable Energy Market

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The 2019 data set from our database, which informs this report, considers RFI and corporate RFP responses that have been gathered since 2018. It represents close to 700 renewable energy projects in Europe, submitted from more than 50 solution providers across 16 countries, resulting in a strong overview of the European renewable energy market for C&I buyers.

Download State of the European Renewable Energy Market white paper 

EV Charging Plan for Schools, Recreation Areas Gets State OK

The two-year SCE pilot will install hundreds of charging stations at schools, state parks and beaches.
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by Paul Griffo, Energized by Edison Writer

Southern California students, teachers, beachgoers, campers and bird-watchers who drive electric vehicles just got some good news.

Schneider Electric: Electricity Companies Should Go Green

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by Frederic Godemel

Electricity companies have already taken positive steps in their role as key contributors to CO2 reduction. Now they should continue to build upon their existing achievements by increasing their sustainability efforts as the 1.5°C scenario cannot be achieved without a greater proportion of cleaner electricity.

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